At least 20 people rescued from flooded campground in NC

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HIDDENITE, N.C. — A fire department in North Carolina says that it’s responding to reports that up to 20 campers need to be rescued from a flooded campground in Alexander County.

The Hiddenite Family Campground sits along the South Yadkin River and is about 60 miles northwest of Charlotte. Heavy rain has fallen across western North Carolina and is being blamed for mudslides, flash flooding, and power outages.

Along with the campground, officials in Conover in Catawba County said on Twitter that rescuers are responding to reports of a car that went over a bridge.

Alexander County Schools have resorted to virtual classes Thursday after some of its school buildings were flooded.

At least three more people were rescued from floodwaters near County Home Road in Conover.

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